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Workplace and Events Coordinator

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Workplace and Events Coordinator

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(Contract – Mat Leave until August 2024)

DRW is a diversified trading firm with over 3 decades of experience bringing sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to operate in markets around the world.  We value autonomy and the ability to quickly pivot to capture opportunities, so we operate using our own capital and trading at our own risk. 

Headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia, we trade a variety of asset classes including Fixed Income, ETFs, Equities, FX, Commodities and Energy across all major global markets. We have also leveraged our expertise and technology to expand into three non-traditional strategies: real estate, venture capital and cryptoassets. 

We operate with respect, curiosity and open minds. The people who thrive here share our belief that it’s not just what we do that matters–it's how we do it.  DRW is a place of high expectations, integrity, innovation and a willingness to challenge consensus.  

The Workplace & Events Coordinator is responsible for the planning and execution of various company activities and events. In addition to being an integral member of the Workplace team by taking care of various administrative and office related tasks.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Plan and facilitate all company-wide events, activities, and team-buildings from conception to execution
  • Manage budgets and contracts
  • Maintain good relationships with vendors
  • Create marketing material for various DRW sponsored events
  • Manage event related participant surveys; collect, synthesize, and present gathered data to leadership.
  • Manage and distribute annual vendor holiday gifts/cards
  • Serve as point of contact for in-office employee experience initiatives
  • Keep track of employee’s accomplishments (marriages, milestones, babies, work anniversaries, etc.)
  • Maintain conference rooms and supply stations
  • Coordinate small facilities repairs (light bulb changes, installations, etc.) with building’s maintenance team
  • Clean and tidy public office spaces
  • Running errands and performing miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
  • Second back up for Reception sick days/vacations/lunch hours
  • Back up support for travel coordinator


  • High school diploma or higher education
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in a similar capacity
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook for email and calendaring and proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Confidence, initiative, and the ability to learn new things quickly
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Detail oriented and extremely accurate
  • Proven ability to multitask, prioritize and take direction from multiple  sources
  • Creative and an out of the box thinker
  • A knowledge in Photoshop, Canva or other design platforms is an asset
  • Flexible

What DRW Montreal has to offer you:

  • Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Employers for the past 8 years
  • Committed to continuous learning & development
  • Industry leading benefits package and perks
  • Focused on employee well-being and work-life balance
  • Community initiatives, volunteer program and opportunities for giving back


Find out more about all of our perks & benefits here.

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